RISE Program

Reaching for Inclusive, Successful Education & Employment (RISE)

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Are you 18-30 years old?
Do you identify as having a disability(ies)?
Do you live in the Halifax area?
Are you struggling to find a job that's right for you?

We can help! Apply for RISE today: 

Program Details 

  • 24-week paid transition program
  • As a RISE team member you will:
    • Gain employability skills through workshops
    • Put what you've learned into practice through community work experience
    • Explore careers that are based on your skills & interests
    • Receive on-the-job coaching so you can succeed
    • Finish RISE with a job placement that works for you & will lead you to employment
    • And so much more!


"I really liked RISE. It helped me a lot. I look forward to the future ahead of me."

"I learned how to work with others in different ways while on the job."

"Through RISE I enjoyed working in a group and using teamwork to get things done."

"I'll bring more confidence to my job as I feel it has gotten better through RISE."

Have questions? Reach out to us at rise@ilns.ca or 902-453-0004. 

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